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  • Dentists ready to work with next Scottish Government to rebuild services

    The British Dental Association has indicated it is ready to work with a future SNP government on wide-ranging pledges made in the party's manifesto, which could fundamentally change the way dentistry is delivered in Scotland.

    Date: 15 April 2021

    Dentists ready to work with next Scottish Government to rebuild services


  • GDC cloak and dagger tactics must stop

    The BDA has said that the GDC must stop using registrant money on under-cover investigations, following the recent admission from the General Dental Council that it acted unlawfully in undertaking under-guise operations against a registrant.

    Date: 12 April 2021

    GDC cloak and dagger tactics must stop


  • A tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

    The British Dental Association has paid tribute to its past President His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following the news of his death today.

    Date: 09 April 2021

    A tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021


  • Statement: investigation into allegations made by Tony Kilcoyne, and his subsequent resignation

    The BDA has responded to news of the resignation of board member Tony Kilcoyne.

    Date: 09 April 2021

    Statement: investigation into allegations made by Tony Kilcoyne, and his subsequent resignation


  • Welsh parties urged to build back better after ‘Year without dentistry’

    The BDA has warned the oral health gap in Wales is set to widen in light of official data that nearly 2 million treatments were lost in Wales during 2020-21, with practices facing an enormous backlog of urgent treatment that has built up during lockdown.

    Date: 08 April 2021

    Welsh parties urged to build back better after ‘Year without dentistry’


  • Focus groups on employment law for associates and practice owners

    As the trade union for dentists in the UK, we’re consulting members about their opinions on self-employment status.

    Date: 08 April 2021

    Focus groups on employment law for associates and practice owners


  • Dentists urge action on inequality in Holyrood race

    The BDA has urged all candidates contesting the Scottish election to pledge to commit to tackling the shameful inequalities in oral health set to go into overdrive as a result of the pandemic.

    Date: 07 April 2021

    Dentists urge action on inequality in Holyrood race


  • Dentists: NHS Targets rise as 1 in 10 practices face ‘cliff edge’

    The BDA has warned government its move to increase punitive targets for NHS dentistry risks further undermining the sustainability of the sector.

    Date: 29 March 2021

    Dentists: NHS Targets rise as 1 in 10 practices face ‘cliff edge’


  • Dentists: Scottish Government to address maternity pay shortfall

    The British Dental Association Scotland has welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that it will review its system for calculating maternity payments following concerns from pregnant dentists that they are being financially disadvantaged.

    Date: 23 March 2021

    Dentists: Scottish Government to address maternity pay shortfall


  • ARF by instalments: Needed change, and not before time

    The BDA has celebrated the move by the GDC to finally accept payment for the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by instalments, after many years of campaigning.

    Date: 23 March 2021

    ARF by instalments: Needed change, and not before time


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